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Our Genealogical Helper for Stringtown ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Stringtown (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Stringtown. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Stringtown ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stringtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stringtown, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stringtown.

Cemeteries Near Stringtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stringtown.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Stringtown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Ilwaco Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Lone Fir Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Ft. Stevens Post Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Paceful Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Ocean View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Warrenton Pauper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Astoria Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Clatsop Plains Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ENE Salmon Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSE Lewis & Clark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Stringtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stringtown.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Stringtown, with the one closest to Stringtown listed first.

Ilwaco   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 517 people (with 945 people in 2017)
 - Ilwaco had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Canby   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stringtown
 - Fort Canby had a post office and no railroad service
Knappton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Knappton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Knappton had a post office and no railroad service
Naselle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Naselle had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort - Historic   [Map]
 - While Frankfort was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Stringtown
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Skipanon (OR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Skipanon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Skipanon had a post office and no railroad service
Astoria (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 6,184 people (with 9,862 people in 2017)
 - Astoria had a post office and no railroad service
Deep River   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Stringtown
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Deep River had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stringtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stringtown in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Stringtown is located in Pacific County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pacific County: Clatsop (OR), Grays Harbor, Lewis & Wahkiakum.

Below are the counties that are near Stringtown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Stringtown:

Pacific     (The home county for Stringtown)
      Chinook   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ilwaco   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pacific City - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Long Beach   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Seaview   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Megler   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Naselle   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nahcotta   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ocean Park   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oysterville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bay Center   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lebam   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Menlo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grays Harbor
      Grayland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bay City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Laidlow   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cohassett Beach   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westport   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pe Ell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Doty   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rosburg   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grays River   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Skamokawa   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cathlamet   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Cathlamet   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Clatsop (OR)
      Hammond (OR)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Warrenton (OR)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Astoria (OR)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jeffers Garden (OR)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tongue Point Village (OR)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gearhart (OR)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brownsmead (OR)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Seaside (OR)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clifton (OR)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cannon Beach (OR)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tolovana Park (OR)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westport (OR)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arch Cape (OR)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Columbia (OR)
      Clatskanie (OR)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tillamook (OR)
      Manzanita (OR)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nehalem (OR)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Stringtown, see our County-by-County Page for Stringtown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Stringtown:

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Washington State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Washington to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pacific County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grays Harbor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wahkiakum County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clatsop County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tillamook County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Pacific County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Pacific County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Washington
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Pacific County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stringtown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pacific County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Stringtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stringtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3062, Longitude: -123.9788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stringtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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